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Frank Dooros


1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Frank Don Dooros

Born December 17, 1930, Frank D. Dooros passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Frank was born in San Bernardino, California, but resided most of his life in San Pedro and the Rancho Palos Verdes area. He is survived by his three children and their spouses Dan and Pam Dooros, Dave and Mandie Dooros, Holly Rapoza and Bob Rapoza, his six grandchildren Cody Dooros, Tyler Dooros, Katelyn Dooros, Madison Dooros, Heather Rapoza and Ryan Rapoza and his long time partner Mae Stipanov, to whom he was with for fifteen years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Ann Dooros, to whom he was married for forty-two years. Frank worked at Di Carlo Bakery, Shell Oil Company, and as a route salesman for Sparkletts Water Company and Dolly Madison, where he was recognized for the highest weekly net sales throughout 1974. Upon leaving Dolly Madison, he went to work for Foss Maritime, where he worked as a tankerman for over twenty years. During his tenure with Foss Maritime, Frank was honored to be selected to assist with the Valdez oil spill clean up in Alaska in 1989. In addition to his work history, Frank proudly served in the United States Navy, on a destroyer, during the Korean War. He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, prior to deployment. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to civilian life in San Pedro. When not working, Frank enjoyed hunting with his long time pals and sons, taking frequent trips to Delano, California to hunt dove, quail and pheasant. It was frequently said that he lived for these yearly trips during the September hunting season. Aside from hunting, Frank also had an affinity for gardening, raising many species of orchids and roses in his back yard. He tended to his flowers with loving care, displaying them proudly to friends and neighbors. One of Frank's greatest achievements was providing for his three children to attend college. He beamed with pride at the knowledge that he had provided the opportunity for his children to attain this level of education, an opportunity he never had. He felt strongly that this provided the foundation for his children to become productive members of society. Upon the passing of his beloved wife Marilyn, Frank was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend the last chapter of his life with his long time partner Mae Stipanov, taking many trips to far away places and to their timeshare in Las Vegas and Palm Desert. A loving father, grandfather, husband and friend, Frank will be deeply missed by family and friends. A viewing will be offered at McNerney's Mortuary on Friday, December 16 from 4-8 p.m., followed by the funeral Mass on Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Pedro. Please note, the previous obituary, listing the Saturday service time as 10:30 a.m., is incorrect. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2016
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